Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
108,600 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. kick passenger side floor board (1 reports)
  3. replace compressor (1 reports)
  4. replace relay and blower motor (1 reports)
2001 Dodge Caravan AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2001 Dodge Caravan:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2001 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 272012

Caravan V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 233,000 miles


Almost every summer have to repair my AC, not just do a summer service check, but do a repair of some sort. Last summer replaced the console for the A/C.

- , Austin, TX, USA

problem #4

Apr 112011


  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,000 miles

This is my third compressor for this car. The first and second were covered by the warranty. This will be my last Dodge. Too many problems that I never have with TOYOTA.

- , la Mirada, CA, USA

problem #3

Jul 012008

Caravan 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

So first, the AC stops working.... right in the middle of a Mississippi summer.... My husband determines at some point months down the road that it's the fan not turning causing it not to come on. Out of shear frustration, he kicks the floor board and waaa laaa... fan starts blowing and AC is on full blast. This has worked fine ever since, there is a specific place kinda under the dashboard that kicks it into gear.

Bigger problem now however is that the controller for the cold/hot has decided to become confused. Sometimes the heater will blow cold air, and sometimes the cold side will blow hot air. Only solution we've figured out for this is move the dial thing all the way over to cold, then back over to hot. Sometimes that works, other times, we just have to turn it off and suffer thru the cold...

- , Florence, MS, USA

problem #2

Jan 282007

(reported on)

Caravan SE 3.3

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,000 miles

We have had our car into the shop 3 times to have the relay replaced in both front and rear. It has come to light that the blower motor has also stopped working and burns out the relays. The blower motor is behind the dash, and therefore is high in repair costs, with regards to labor charges. This should not be happening on this car. The blower motor should be made to last longer, or should be covered under warranty. I have a 1988 Mazda, and have more money vested in the 2001 Caravan, than in the Mazda - that is 13 yrs older! We take great car of our cars (or we would not have a 1988 Mazda!), and do not feel that this is a "normal wear and tear" repair to this vehicle.

- , Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #1

Dec 062006

(reported on)

Caravan LX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles

A/C quit working. Have had problems with this on 2 separate Dodges.

- , Little Canada, MN, USA

Not what you are looking for?